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Celebrating lives and achievements of famous people of the world in this column by Nykdaily.

Life lessons from MS Dhoni

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“Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lift the World Cup after 28 years. The party's started...

Famous King: Rajendra Chola I

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Rajendra Chola I was one of the greatest emperors of the world. He expanded the Chola Empire from where his father Rajaraja...

Who Is Heisenberg, and What’s His Uncertainty Principle All About?

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To the average person, the name "Heisenberg" probably brings to mind one of two ideas: either Bryan Cranston's character in the hit...

Remembering the Contributions of Johannes Kepler

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Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. He is a key figure in...

Discovery of Evolution: Facts About Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin, one of the most important figures in the history of science, was born on February 12th 1809 (he shares a...

Remembering Khudiram Bose- Indian Freedom Fighter and a Revolutionary

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Khudiram Bose (also spelled Khudiram Bosu or Khudiram Basu) (3 December 1889 – 11 August 1908) was a Bengali Indian revolutionary and...

Remembering Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose – Complete Journey of a Legend Par Excellence

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Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was an Indian polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction. He...

14 Facts About Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, known as Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest...

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

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Rani Lakshmibai was born on 19 November 1828 in the town of Varanasi into a Marathi Karhade Brahmin family. She was named Manikarnika Tambe and was nicknamed Manu.  The...

Remembering Lala Lajpat Rai

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Lala Lajpat Rai was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He was a prominent...

My Obit for TN Seshan: The man who saved Democracy

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Before Seshan-After Seshan. Who remembers Mahem massacre today ? Can you imagine a Gun wielding...

Famous People: Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

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Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman is also known as C.V. Raman. He was born on 7 November, 1888 in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. His...

Exploring a Nomadic Scholar Xuanzang and his Journey from China to India

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Xuanzang (Chinese: 玄奘; fl. c. 602 – 664) was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator who travelled to India...

Undefeated Peshwa: Bajirao I

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Bajirao I was the Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (Emperor) Shahu. A courageous warrior, he is credited with expanding...

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